Hip Hop Album Sales: 2 Chainz’s “Rap Or Go To The League” Makes Solid Top 5 Debut


2 Chainz and his new LeBron James-assistedRap Or Go To The League album has made its Billboard 200 debut in the Top 5 for the week ending March 6. It’s followed by Lil Skies’ most recent project Shelby, which squeezes into the No. 5 spot.

Solange’s second studio album, When I Get Home, also makes its debut this week. The project lands in the Top 10, following the soundtrack for Bohemian Rhapsody. 


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With 65,407 total album equivalent units, 12,716 pure album sales and a streaming count of 65,748,140, 2 Chainz’s latest effort Rap Or Go To The League has settled in the No. 4 spot. It serves as his follow-up to Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, which was certified gold by the RIAA in September 2017.

Rap Or Go To League debuted two spots below Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Upon Pretty Girls‘ release, it entered the chart at No. 2 with 106,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week.

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Lil Skies’ latest effort Shelby has made its grand entrance at No. 5 with 54,122 total album equivalent units, 6,032 pure album sales and a streaming count of 68,609,096. The 14-track effort boasts appearances from Gucci Mane, Gunna and Landon Cub.

Shelby marks the Pennsylvania native’s follow-up to his inaugural major label mixtape, 2018’s Life Of A Dark Rose. The project peaked at No. 10 and was certified gold by the RIAA last November.

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Solange’s new effort When I Get Home has also hopped onto the chart for the first time this week. With 43,111 total album equivalent units, 6,575 pure album sales and a streaming count of 40,462,351, the 19-track album lands at No. 7.

The Grammy Award-winning singer’s previous album, 2016’s A Seat At The Table, served as Solange’s first No. 1 and raked in roughly 72,000 total album equivalent units in sales during its first week.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/07/2019

Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard’s new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album’s streaming count is available in brackets.

  1. 2 Chainz — Rap Or Go To The League — No. 4 — 65,407 (12,716) [65,748,140]
  2. Lil Skies — Shelby — No. 5 — 54,122 (6,032) [68,609,096]
  3. Solange — When I Get Home — No. 7 — 43,111 (6,575) [40,462,351]
  4. Gunna — Drip Or Drown 2 — No. 8 — 41,800 (882) [56,336,607]
  5. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Hoodie SZN — No. 10 — 34,795 (266) [51,771,285]
  6. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 11 — 31,850 (1,992) [40,741,462]
  7. Drake – Scorpion —No. 12 — 30,115 (1,564) [8,212,692]
  8. Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 13 — 29,289 (1,253) [37,969,678]
  9. Various Artists — Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — No. 14 — 29,123 (3,554)[32,828,492]
  10. Meek Mill — Championships — No. 15 — 28,938 (1,545) [36,750,422]


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